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UK: Jet incident near Heathrow did not involve drone

LONDON (AP) — A British Airways jet reported to have hit an object as it came in to land at Heathrow Airport this month did not strike a drone as first thought, the British government said Thursday. … Read entire article »

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Volkswagen to spend up to $8.8B on diesel buybacks, fixes

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Volkswagen said Thursday it had set aside $7.8 billion ($8.8 billion) to buy back or fix diesel-powered cars that had been rigged to cheat in emissions tests. … Read entire article »

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Swedish court lowers sentence to doctor for abducting woman

STOCKHOLM (AP) — An appeals court in Sweden has reduced the sentence given to a Swedish doctor who abducted a woman and kept her locked up in a bunker for almost a week. … Read entire article »

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Prosecutors says IS ordered Italian resident to attack Rome

MILAN (AP) — Italian prosecutors say an Islamic State fighter had ordered a Moroccan-born man living in Italy to carry out attacks in Rome during Holy Year. … Read entire article »

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Rangers beat Yankees 3-2 despite A-Rod's 100th HR in stadium

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Elvis Andrus had a tiebreaking RBI triple and Texas beat the New York Yankees 3-2 on Wednesday night, when former Rangers shortstop Alex Rodriguez hit his 100th homer in the stadium. … Read entire article »

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Vatican crackdown on tax cheats flagged in oversight report

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican’s financial watchdog said Thursday it received 544 reports of suspicious financial transactions last year, thanks in part to beefed-up efforts to flag potential tax cheats who are using the Vatican bank to hide money. … Read entire article »

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EU criticizes Turkey rights, media abuses

BRUSSELS (AP) — Turkey’s crackdown on the media and reported human rights abuses are pushing the country further away from Europe even as it hopes to join the European Union, a senior EU official said Thursday. … Read entire article »

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China passes law to tighten controls on foreign nonprofits

BEIJING (AP) — China passed a law Thursday to tighten controls over foreign non-governmental organizations by subjecting them to close police supervision, the latest move by authorities to clamp down on perceived threats to national security. … Read entire article »

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AP Interview: Fukushima plant's new ice wall not watertight

TOKYO (AP) — Coping with the vast amounts of ground water flowing into the broken Fukushima nuclear plant — which then becomes radiated and seeps back out — has become such a problem that Japan is building a 35 billion yen ($312 million) “ice wall” into the earth around it. … Read entire article »

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The Latest: Syria TV: 14 killed in rebel shelling of Aleppo

BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on Syria’s civil war (all times local): … Read entire article »

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NFL Star WR Steve Smith Takes Girl With Rare Disorder To Prom

NFL Star WR Steve Smith Takes Girl With Rare Disorder To Prom

NFL Star WR Steve Smith Takes Girl With Rare Disorder To Prom Former Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Steve Smith Sr. gave 18-year-old Aubrey Bridges the surprise of a lifetime when he became her date for her prom at North Gaston High School in Dallas, N.C. Aubrey was diagnosed … Read entire article »

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Newt Gingrich Says It's Time To Accept Donald Trump

Newt Gingrich Says It's Time To Accept Donald Trump

In an appearance on Fox News’ Hannity Tuesday, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich said Donald Trump’s five state sweep Tuesday night means the only thing the GOP establishment can do is to “get over it” and accept that Trump will be the GOP nominee. “You see the momentum building here,” Gingrich told Hannity. “I think it’d be very, very hard, virtually impossible, to stop him from winning the nomination at this point.”[intermarkets_ad] “This is an enormous achievement building on New York, and … Read entire article »

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Ted Cruz Names Carly Fiorina as His Running Mate

Ted Cruz Names Carly Fiorina as His Running Mate

(Image via Twitter) Ted Cruz named Carly Fiorina as his vice presidential running mate on Wednesday. The Texas senator made the announcement at a campaign rally in Indiana ahead of the Hoosier State’s primary contest next week. “When you’re running for election, the most solemn choice you can make is the choice of a vice presidential candidate,” he said. “This is an individual who I trust. And even more importantly, this is an individual you can trust … Read entire article »

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Man Survives 135 Ft. Fall From the Brooklyn Bridge

Man Survives 135 Ft. Fall From the Brooklyn Bridge

Man Survives 135 Ft. Fall From the Brooklyn Bridge A man took a 135-foot jump off the middle of the Brooklyn Bridge Tuesday morning, but somehow miraculously survived the dive and was saved. The unidentified 32-year-old man jumped at about the same time a New York Police Department (NYPD) … Read entire article »

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Heroic Dog Credited With Rescuing Two Children From a Burning Home

Heroic Dog Credited With Rescuing Two Children From a Burning Home

Heroic Dog Credited With Rescuing Two Children From a Burning Home A heroic German Shepard named Maxx is reported to have helped firefighters find and save two children trapped in a burning home. The Seminole County Sheriff’s Office in Florida revealed in a news release that Maxx, who … Read entire article »

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White House Performance Includes Song Written By Inmates

White House Performance Includes Song Written By Inmates

White House Performance Includes Song Written By Inmates Maybe the prison inmates President Obama is always trying to keep out of solitary confinement felt some musical inspiration. In celebration of the Department of Justice’s “National Reentry Week,” which aims to help the approximately 600,000 state and federal prisoners released each … Read entire article »

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Vt. Gov's 'All-Green' Plan Would Require 90,000 Acres of Solar Panels

Vt. Gov's 'All-Green' Plan Would Require 90,000 Acres of Solar Panels

Vt. Gov’s ‘All-Green’ Plan Would Require 90,000 Acres of Solar Panels Earth Day 2016 has come and gone with great fanfare and hordes of crony-fueled policy prescriptions from fascistic politicians around the world. But nowhere is the threat of environmental collectivism more pronounced than the state of … Read entire article »

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BREAKING: White House on Lockdown for Second Day in a Row

BREAKING: White House on Lockdown for Second Day in a Row

BREAKING: White House on Lockdown for Second Day in a Row Update (4/27 12:57 p.m.): Dianne Gallagher of CNN is reporting that the lockdown has been lifted. Update (4/27 12:24 p.m.): WJLA in Washington D.C. is reporting that the person who threw the package over the White House fence … Read entire article »

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Woman Killed by Train While Searching for Legendary ‘Goatman’

Woman Killed by Train While Searching for Legendary ‘Goatman’

(Pope Lick Trestle Bridge, home of the Pope Lick Monster) An Ohio woman was fatally struck by a train Saturday night while she and her boyfriend were searching for a “goatman” from an urban legend. Raquel Bain, 26, and her boyfriend originally traveled to Louisville, Kent., for a haunted house tour at the Waverly Hills Sanitorium. But upon hearing of the “Pope Lick Monster,” they decided to spend the hours before their tour investigating the story. Legend has it that … Read entire article »

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Mumps Outbreak Hits Harvard, Threatens Graduation

Mumps Outbreak Hits Harvard, Threatens Graduation

Mumps Outbreak Hits Harvard, Threatens Graduation Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass., has apparently been hit hard with a record outbreak of mumps. According to the Boston Globe, the number of mumps cases at the school has tripled since March, reaching 40 cases now confirmed. Eleven students are currently being isolated … Read entire article »

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